53 Easy Super Bowl Dessert Recipes, Because Everyone Deserves Better Than Store-Bought Brownies

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Give us all the wings, chips, and dips you have, and we’ll be happy. But game day is not actually game day until the desserts hit the table. If you’ve been tasked with bringing a sweet to a Super Bowl 2019 party come this Sunday, February 3rd, we’ve got you covered. Get inspired by the below easy dessert recipe ideas and sharpen up your sweet tooth. These treats will give you and your friends a major sugar high (in the best way possible).

While the Los Angeles Rams face off against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl LIII this Sunday, we’ll be posted up at the kitchen island, munching on game-day morsels we’ve been dreaming of. If you haven’t already checked out our roundup of 50 Super Bowl appetizers and snack recipes, we highly recommend you do so. Sure, you’ll be hungry as heck by the end of the list. But you’ll also be stoked for Sunday afternoon.

We can smell the Swedish meatballs and brown butter blondies now…

Whether you’ve got some finger foods or quick snacks prepared, we want to make sure you’ve got enough sweets to get you through the game. Order a pizza, munch on some pretzels and cheese dip, but make sure to save some time to bake your favorite dessert for you and your friends. Unsure of what to whip up? We’ve got some suggestions below. Preheat the oven and get ready to bake up a storm in preparation for Super Bowl Sunday. Your friends will be blown away by your dessert items and will absolutely request you bring them back to each and every pot-luck get-together from now until eternity.

1. Brown Butter Blondies

Samantha Merritt / The Recipe Critic

Browned butter makes everything better. And these rich, deep-flavored Brown Butter Blondies from The Recipe Critic’s Samantha Merrit will absolutely knock your socks off. We guess it’s true — blondies do have more fun.

2. Nutella Swirl Cheesecake Bars

Any recipe that puts Nutella and cheesecake together, like these Nutella Swirl Cheesecake Bars from Layla Atik’s Gimme Delicious food blog, is a recipe that we want to make. These bars are simple, sweet, and will be everyone’s favorite treat on the dessert table.

3. Moroccan Snacking Doughnut

Steph & Mike / i am a food blog

These Moroccan Snacking Doughnuts from Steph & Mike’s i am a food blog will be a game-day game changer. These super simple 6-ingredient doughnuts are best enjoyed hot and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.

4. Peppermint Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

Treat your friends to these super-healthy (and paleo-friendly) coconut macaroons from Michelle of Sunkissed Kitchen. She made hers peppermint flavor, but notes that you can customize your own macaroons with vanilla, orange or almond extract to suit your taste.

5. Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

There’s just something so good about salty, sweet, chocolate-covered pretzels. Sue Moran from The View From Great Island food blog gave us her colorful take on the classic treat that will add a pinch of whimsy to your Super Bowl dessert spread.

6. Amazing Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies

Alyssa Rivers / The Recipe Critic

These cookies may be a simple classic, but the flavors will never cease to amaze us. Peanut butter, chocolate, and soft-baked cookie patter are a match made in heaven.

7. 5-Ingredient Gluten-Free Healthy Date Squares

For any of you who are on a 2019 New Year health kick, we present to you these wonderfully delicious date squares from Ella Leché’s food blog, Pure Ella. You can absolutely have more than one (or two) of these egg-free, dairy-free, nut-free, sugar-free, and gluten-free treats and not feel any guilt whatsoever.

8. Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites

Chungah Rhee / Damn Delicious

This quick and easy sweet pretzel bite recipe from Chungah Rhee at Damn Delicious is great to make in bulk and have out on your coffee table during the game. Next year, your friends will demand you bring back those delicious cinnamon sugar pretzels they filled up on this year.

9. Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream

Jillian Guyette / A Better Happier St. Sebastian

If you really want to treat your friends come game day, make them a batch of A Better Happier St. Sebastian’s Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream. You’ll need just seven ingredients and some time. This recipe works best for a small Super Bowl crowd.

10. Cherry Cheese Hand Pies

The cream cheese and cherry filling of Foodie Crush’s Cherry Cheese Hand Pies

11. Mojito Cupcakes

Adrianna / A Cozy Kitchen

What goes great with your Super Bowl mojito recipe? These Mojito Cupcakes from A Cozy Kitchen. And yessiree — the frosting absolutely has rum in it.

12. Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Steph & Mike / i am a food blog

You can’t go wrong arriving at a Super Bowl party with a warm plate for chocolate chip cookies. And you’ll win the entire Super Bowl with these Brown Butter and Toffee cookies from i am a food blog. They’re sweet, a little salty, and rich beyond belief.

13. Cowboy Cookies

Jessica Gavin / The Recipe Critic

This town ain’t big enough for the both of us, oatmeal cookies. Cowboy Cookies from The Recipe Critic’s Jessica Gavin are taking over. Packed with oats, nuts, chocolate chips, coconut, brown butter, and cinnamon, these aren’t just cookies — they’re a full-course meal.

14. Hazelnut Sandies

Toasted nuttiness is packed into each of these pretty little sandies from The View From Great Island. The almond sugar cookies are really simple to make and are dangerously snack-able.

15. Amaretto Snowballs

Impress the vegans in your life with these Amaretto Snowballs from Pure Ella. You can whip up a batch of these gluten-free bites with just four simple ingredients — almond extract, blanched almonds, gluten-free icing, and amaretto liqueur.

16. Chocolate Chip Cookie Stuffed Soft Pretzels

Tieghan Gerard / Half Baked Harvest

Um — whoa. Is this even legal? These Chocolate Chip Cookie Stuffed Pretzels from Half Baked Harvest are going to change your life forever. Salty and sweet come together in a way we didn’t think was possible.

17. Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge

Those are some serious buzzwords: “healthy” and “fudge.” Can it be? Minimalist Baker made it happen with coconut, peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract.

18. Almond Lace Cookies

Gimme Delicious’s Almond Lace Cookies are crunchy, crumbly, and melt in your mouth. They’re not too sugary, yet will satisfy anyone with a major sweet tooth.

19. Cinnamon Puppy Chow

Chungah Rhee / Damn Delicious

Butter, cinnamon chips, and Chex cereal are the main components of the Damn Delicious Cinnamon Puppy Chow. Your friends will be downing this stuff, handful after handful, so we recommend you make a lot.

20. Healthy 5-Ingredient Buckeyes

Tieghan Gerard / Half Baked Harvest

Five ingredients, no bake time, and major “pop-ability,” these Buckeyes from Half Baked Harvest will be gone before they even hit the table. Hide a couple for yourself in the fridge.

21. Soft Chewy Citrus-Poppy Seed Cookies

Adrianna / A Cozy Kitchen

Soft and packed with bright, zesty flavor, these Citrus-Poppy Seed Cookies from A Cozy Kitchen will be much-loved by those who appreciate a lighter dessert item. They’re like classic lemon poppy seed muffins, but in cookie form.

22. Easy Cold Brew Icebox Pie

If the game goes into overtime, your pals might need an energizing pick-me-up. Serve them a slice of The View From Great Island Cold Brew Icebox Pie. The pie’s cold brew coffee and espresso will wake them up and help them power through the rest of the game.

23. Monster Cookie Caramel Corn

Both kids and adults will go gaga for Monster Cookie Caramel Corn by Sunkissed Kitchen. This recipe, which uses Sunbutter and date syrup for its caramel, is nut-free, sweet, salty, and pretty addicting.

24. Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Serene Herrera / The Recipe Critic

Imagine the flakey, buttery goodness of a shortbread cookie matched with sweet chocolate chips. It’s a beautiful thing, right? Well that’s exactly what Serene Herrera from The Recipe Critic created with her Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookie recipe.

25. Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches

Tieghan Gerard / Half Baked Harvest

Help your rowdy friends cool down mid-game with an ice cream sandwich from Half Baked Harvest. Make them ahead of time and keep them chilled in the freezer for when the ref makes a questionable call and all hell breaks loose.

26. Raw Chocolate Salted Truffles

Gemma / Lush Loves

These chocolate truffles from the Lush Loves food blog are so unbelievably rich and delicious, your friends are going to think you imported them from a premier chocolatier. They’re made with medjool dates, almonds, malt syrup, and cocoa powder.

27. Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

Thanks to Gimme Delicious’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie recipe, you can have your chocolate chip cookies, and brownies, too. Death by chocolate has never been so real.

28. Whoopie Pie S’Mores

These gluten-free and vegan whoopie pies from Minimalist Baker are just as fun to make as they are to eat. You’ll instantly be brought back to your childhood.

29. Healthy Vegan Snickers Bars

There’s no way you or your Super Bowl party guests will believe that these Snickers Bars are both gluten-free and healthy. They taste way too good. Made with dark chocolate, vegan caramel, and a flax meal cookie base, you won’t think of health foods the same again after trying one of these bad boys.

30. The Best Ever Brownies

If you like your brownies chewy, fudgey, and super-duper moist, you (and everyone else at the Super Bowl party) are going to love this brownie recipe from Gimme Delicious. You’ll be licking your fingers and looking for seconds.

31. Olive Oil Cake Cookies with Blackberry Frosting

Cheer up those with the winter doldrum blues with these Olive Oil Cake Cookies from A Cozy Kitchen. They’re spongey, dense, and have a floral taste to them. Plus, with the blackberry frosting, you’ll feel like you’re at a garden party.

32. Brown Butter White Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Chungah Rhee / Damn Delicious

Remember those childhood favorite Rice Krispie Treats in the blue packaging? Yeah, these treats from Damn Delicious are just like those, except three thousand times better.

33. Cream Cheese Snickerdoodles

Samantha Merritt / The Recipe Critic

Adding cream cheese into cookies is the best thing since sliced bread. Samantha Merritt from The Recipe Critic added a half-block of cream cheese to her Snickerdoodle cookies and we have been transformed.

34. Chocolate Sunflower Butter Bars

Crunchy granola, creamy sunflower butter, and rich chocolate fudge come together in this Sunkissed Kitchen recipe. It’s a hearty dessert that will keep your Super Bowl guests full yet wanting more.

35. Toffee Macadamia Nut Cookies

Steph & Mike / i am a food blog

You’ll score a touchdown with caramel and toffee-lovers if you make these cookies from i am a food blog for your Super Bowl party. The flaky salt sprinkled on top perfectly cuts the sweetness of the toffee.

36. Grandma Kathy’s Homemade Turtle Candy

Pecans, dark chocolate, and caramels make for a delectable bite-sized morsel that will send your party guests into seventh heaven. The View From Great Island’s recipe is a vintage favorite that will become your dessert go-to.

37. Buttery Raspberry Crumble Bars

Tieghan Gerard / Half Baked Harvest

Tart and sweet raspberry in Half Baked Harvest’s Buttery Raspberry Crumble Bars will wake up your tastebuds and ready them for a great game. A good crumble can calm even the most anxious football fan nerves.

38. Meyer Lemon Bars

Tangy lemon bars, like those from Foodie Crush, are a game day staple. The sun may be hiding out this time of year, but lemon bars are always sunny and bright.

39. Banana Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars

Banana, brown sugar, and chocolate come together in this Gimme Delicious recipe and will wow your tastebuds. Plus, if there are any leftovers (which there won’t be), you could def eat these bars for breakfast. It’s banana, after all!

40. Hazelnut Chocolate Healthy Doughnuts

Again, your mind will be blown when you realize that these doughnuts from Pure Ella are actually pretty good for you. These scrumptious Hazelnut Chocolate Healthy Doughnuts will suit your vegan friends, gluten-free friends, and even those who are going sugar-free these days.

41. Coconut Lime Butter Bars

Alyssa Rivers / The Recipe Critic

Add some tang and zest to the Super Bowl party dessert table with these Coconut Lime Butter Bars from The Food Critic’s Alyssa Rivers. These bright-flavored bites will make your guests forget about the February chill outside, even for just a minute.

42. Oreo Stuffed Brownies

Think Oreos can’t get any better? Well, put them in a brownie like Gimme Delicious and then get back to us.

43. Honey Honeycomb

Your friends will have never seen something like this at a Super Bowl party before. A Cozy Kitchen’s Honey Honeycomb is similar to a toffee/caramel brittle, except it’s made with honey. It’s bright, perfectly sweet, and definitely out of the box.

44. Pumpkin Mocha Cupcakes

Chungah Rhee / Damn Delicious

Sure, fall is over and therefore pumpkin is totally a blast from the past, right? Wrong. There’s no wrong time for pumpkin to make a comeback. These Pumpkin Mocha Cupcakes from Damn Delicious will never go out of season. Ever.

45. Coconut Mint Cookie Truffles

These 12-minute coconut truffles from Sunkissed Kitchen are easy to make and even easier to eat. There’s no baking necessary and the ingredients list is clean — coconut, rice cereal, cashew butter, almond flour, honey, coconut oil, and chocolate. Your vegan friends will thank you.

46. Churros

Steph & Mike / i am a food blog

Everybody loves churros. If you bring out a warm platter of these cinnamon sugar sweet treats, your Super Bowl party guests’ eyes will light up and their stomachs will growl.

47. Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies

Do you want a cookie? Do you want a brownie? Have both in the form of these Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies from Gimme Delicious. Not only are they damn good, but they’re pretty to look at, too.

48. All Edges Brownie Cookies

We all know that the best part of a brownie is the edge. These crispy, chocolatey brownie cookies from i am a food blog are just what the doctor — er, baker? Quarterback? — ordered for Super Bowl Sunday.

49. Chocolate and Orange Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate and orange team up with cream cheese filling to make some of the best sandwich cookies you’ll have all year. Foodie Crush nailed this combo of sweet loveliness.

50. Rocky Road Chocolate Cookies

Melanie Dueck / The Recipe Critic

These cookies from The Recipe Critic’s Melanie Dueck have everything but the kitchen sink. We’re talking marshmallows, Hershey bar bits, pecans, and chocolate cookie dough.

51. Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes

Chungah Rhee / Damn Delicious

We don’t know a single soul who doesn’t love funfetti. This Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes recipe from Damn Delicious will make everyone’s inner child smile.

52. Milk + Honey Baklava

Adrianna / A Cozy Kitchen

Flakey phyllo dough is one of our favorite things in the world. Pair that with condensed milk, honey, walnuts, and pistachio as A Cozy Kitchen did, and wowza — we’re happy campers.

53. Apricot Delight

Gemma / Lush Loves

Your fruity friends will absolutely die for Lush Loves’s Apricot Delight. Mix a bunch of dried apricots, raw almonds, coconut, and maple syrup and you’ve got a sweet treat that doesn’t overdo it on the sugar.

Our sweet tooth just fell out of our mouth. We better see a dentist before Sunday.

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